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City of Lakes
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Page Contents for Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

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Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Minneapolis is approximately 382,618 (2000), 382578 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 172,666 (1990), 163540 (2010).
The amount of land area in Minneapolis is 153.000 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Minneapolis is 59 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 13.00 sq kilometers.
The distance from Minneapolis to Washington DC is 984 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Minneapolis is positioned 44.58 degrees north of the equator and 93.15 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Minneapolis elevation is 695-945 feet above sea level.
Minneapolis per capita income is $ 33,561 (1998).
Minneapolis median income is $ 47,002 (1998).
Minneapolis average annual rainfall is 26 inches per year
Minneapolis average annual precipitation is 34.43 inches peryear.
Minneapolis average annual snowfall is 45 inches per year.
Minneapolis average temperature is 45 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 2-37 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 84 degrees F.


in southeastern Minnesota next to sister city, St. Paul, along the Mississippi River. Here is a map page for Minneapolis.
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invigorating! Summer days are hot and possibly humid with cool evenings. Fall is chilly and by November, winter has set in. Snow is plentiful all winter with many days below 0. Minneapolis is the second coldest city in the United States
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seasonal. Call this number for current weather: 612-452-2323

Here is a weather page for Minneapolis and the area.
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History & History Related Items

Though St Paul and Minneapolis have grown up on opposite banks of the Mississippi River, they are quite different cities. The people of St. Paul are of many nationalities, largely German, Irish, Polish and Italian. The capital of Minnesota, St. Paul began as a settlement by the name of "Pig's Eye!" By 1807 this area was selected as the site for Fort Snelling with areas set aside as government reservations. It wasn't long before many more settlers came into the area, with the government driving them off the protected land more often than not. A group of settlers under the direction of Pierre Parrant - known as "Pig's Eye," moved into a landing area near the Fort. It was named after the group's leader, Parrant. A year later, when Father Lucien Galtier built a chapel to his patron saint, St. Paul, he was able to persuade the people in town to change the name to something a little less flamboyant. Around the same time, another group of soldiers from the Fort had built a saw and flour mill on the same side of the Mississippi, forming a village known as St. Anthony. It wasn't long before a suspension bridge was built linking St. Anthony and a small village across the Mississippi. These two villages merged to form a larger community named Minneapolis. The name combined "minne," an Indian word for water, with "polis," the Greek word for city. After the Civil War, Minneapolis became the larger of the cities with more industry, due most likely to the water power of St. Anthony Falls. It became a center for flour-milling. St. Paul became an early steamboat terminus with the fur trade of the area as well as travelers and shipping of agricultural goods.

Also known as "Minneapple", as in The Mini Apple (vs. The Big Apple), noting Minneapolis' love of the arts and entertainment and our little known cosmopolitan nature.
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The incorporation of Minneapolis

1 March 1856 (town), 1867 (city)


Eloise Butler Wildflower and Bird Sanctuary
on Theodore Wirth Parkway.
Phone: 612-348-5702
Bicycle trails wind through this sanctuary. Guided tours are available.

The Guthrie Theater
725 Vineland Pl.
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612 377-2224

Hennepin History Museum
2303 3rd Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN
PHone: 612-870-1329

Minneapolis Planetarium
in the Minneapolis Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612-372-6543

Minnesota Zoological Gardens
13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN
20 miles south on SR 77
Phone: 612-431-9200
Over 2,000 animals may be seen here on 485 acres of grounds. Different parts of the world and their habitats are displayed in natural settings. Animal shows are present frequently.

Museum of Questionable Medical Devices
219 Main St. SE
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612-379-4046
Here you may see over 200 items related to medical quackery, including a device to reverse the aging process.

James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History
17th Ave. & University Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612-624-9876
See many dioramas of Minnesota life plus an art gallery and more.

Walker Art Center
Hennepin Ave. & Vineland Pl.
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612-375-7600
See displays of 20th century art from both America and Europe. Additional displays, exhibits, and events are available throughout the year.

Original Baseball Hall of Fame
910 S. 3rd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415-12109
Phone: 612-375-9707

Bakken Library
3537 Zenith Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
Phone: 612-927-6508
Phone: 612-926-3878
Fax: 612-927-7265
A center for learning that furthers the understanding and applications of electricity and magnetism in the life sciences and medicine.
The Bakken was founded in 1975 by Earl E. Bakken, inventor of the first transistorized cardiac pacemaker.

Frederick R Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Rd # 200
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0367
Phone: 612-625-9494

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Vineland Pl & Lyndale S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-375-7577

Minnesota Air Guard Museum
34th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55450
Phone: 612-713-2523

Things to see and do in the area.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Lindbergh Terminal
4300 Glumack Drive, Suite 3000
St. Paul, MN 55111
Phone: 612-726-5555
Humphrey Terminal
7150 Humphrey Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55450
Phone: 612-726-5800
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Minneapolis City Government

City of Minneapolis Minneapolis City Hall
350 S. 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1316
Phone: 612-673-3000
City Hall Contact page

Minneapolis has a mayor-council form of government. The city council has 13 members who are elected to four year terms. It is the county seat of Hennepin County.

Minneapolis Historical Events

Minnesota Twins defeat the St. Louis Cardinals to win the World Series

Minneapolis Chamber

Greater Minnesota Chamber Of Commerce
81 South Ninth Street, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-370-9100

Northeast Minneapolis Chamber Of Commerce
2329 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Phone: 612-378-0050

Minneapolis Community News

15 November 2015 - Minneapolis Minnesota - Police Shoot Man After Responding To A Call About An Assault -

After Jamar Clark was reported as being involved in a domestic dispute with girl friend, police arrived and during a scuffle with two officers was shot and killed.

It appears that an ambulance was trying to take the girl friend away and Clark was interfering. An ambulance attendant then called for police help. It was after that, the altercation between police and Clark took place. The police said that while Clark was being apprehended that Clark went for an officer's gun. That is when Clark was shot.

There was some question if Clark was handcuffed before he was shot. After an investigation by the State, it was determined that Clark wasn't handcuffed and that there was evidence that Clark had tried to get one of the officers gun.

On March 30, 2016 the Hennepin County Attorney said there will be no charges brought against the two officers. The Minneapolis Police Chief will wait until all parties investigating actions of the officers involved are completed before the department decides on any disciplinary action

Minneapolis Organizations

Greater Minnesota Chamber Of Commerce
81 South Ninth Street, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-370-9100

Northeast Minneapolis Chamber Of Commerce
2329 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Phone: 612-378-0050

Minneapolis Libraries

Minneapolis Public Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401-1992
Phone: (612) 630-6000

Southeast Public Library
1222 4th St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414-2027
Phone: 612-378-1816

Franklin Public Library
1314 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404-2924
Phone: 612-874-1667

Edina Library
4701 W 50th St
Minneapolis, MN 55424-1329
Phone: 612-922-1611

US Court Of Appeal Branch Library
330 2nd Ave S # 650
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2211
Phone: 612-348-1829

Minneapolis Schools

Minneapolis Public Schools
807 Broadway St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413-2390
Phone: 612-668-0000 (General Information)

Brooklyn Center School District
6500 Humboldt Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55430-1800
Phone: 612-561-2120

Intermediate District 287
5436 Douglas Dr N
Minneapolis, MN 55429-3106
Phone: 612-533-3821

Bloomington Public Schools
8801 Lyndale Ave. S.
TC 2
Bloomington, MN 55420
Phone: (952) 885-8537

Robbinsdale Area School District 281
4148 Winnetka Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55427-1210
Phone: 612-504-8000


Minneapolis Community College
1403 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1928
Phone: 612-672-9454

Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1350
Phone: 612-330-1000

University-Minnesota Law School
229 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0400
Phone: 612-625-1000

Metropolitan State University
, 700 E. Seventh St.
St. Paul, MN 55106-5000
St. Paul Campus 651-772-7600
Minneapolis Campus 612-341-7250
TTY 651-772-7687

Minneapolis College Of Arts
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404-4347
Phone: 612-874-3700

North Central Bible College
910 Elliot Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404-1322
Phone: 612-332-3491

University Of Minnesota
100 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0110
Phone: 612-625-5000

Walden University
155 5th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2540
Phone: 612-338-7224 Minneapolis


The population of Minneapolis was:
1860 - 2,563
1950 - 521,718
1990 - 368,383
1996 - 358,785 (estimate)
2000 - 382,618

The Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is the sixteenth largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States. Sixty percent of the state of Minnesota's population lives in the federal MSA.

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